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PFDs for Rough Seas.
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posted 01-04-2002 11:45 PM ET (US)
That "following seas" post really got me thinking. If you went overboard in those waves, a standard PFD would never keep you afloat. That kind of water calls for a Type I PFD. Actually, anytime you travel out of sight of land, you should carry Type I PFDs. So, I looked around a little and I cannot find anyone who carries a good Type I PFD. Hamilton and West Marine carry a Type I PFD that has "hard" foam inserts and you definitely couldn't wear one of those very long. Wear can I find the type of PFD's that are made of the "softer" foam like those that the Coasties wear?
posted 01-05-2002 04:15 AM ET (US)
Ron: Try Mustang Survival, we've been wearing and happy with them for years.
posted 01-05-2002 12:16 PM ET (US)
I wear and believe in the inflatable 33 pound reserve life jackets- both the suspendor and waist pack units are great. You forget you have the waist pack on- especially important if you do any wading while fly fishing etc- we have many fishermen who drowned in their own waders after stepping into water that was over their heads...try em- you'll like em...Dave Murray
posted 01-05-2002 01:04 PM ET (US)
Mustang Air Force Survival jackets, see this web site for comparison , I own and I like. http://www.boatus.com/foundation/findings/new_Inflatablepfd.htm
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